SAFE AS MILK (Ingersoll, ON)

SAFE AS MILK (Ingersoll, ON)

Shepherd’s Pub, 11:30 p.m. The Shepherd’s Pub is at 8 Mill St. W., Elora Doors 11 p.m. After Party tickets available here 19+ only Your after party ticket lets you hop around between all four venues downtown “I just saw the best band in Canada!” said Tom Wilson in 1993. History suggests that he was wrong. What happened? The usual… girlfriends, infighting, delusions of grandeur, too much Kraft Dinner and Taco Bell. While their friends the Gandharvas went on to produce one of the great Canadian songs of the 90′s, “The First Day of Spring,” Safe As Milk tragically descended into a vicious cycle of adjusted family life. While they continue to suffer from raging addictions to sleeping in their own beds and watching their kids play sports, their longevity is a by-product of that fateful day when they sat despondent and without a recording contract (remember those? no you don’t) around Doug Breen’s kitchen table in 1995. Planning to end it all, they ultimately concluded; “Why???” Not because Tom Wilson was right, though on some nights he may well have been. Guitarists Bob and Doug Breen were stuck with each other for eternity as first cousins anyway, and when you might be the best band in Canada, the least you can do for your country is play a few shows a year. Somewhere along the line Rob Blanchette, the guy who co-wrote and played bass on “First Day of Spring,” joined them. So did drummer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Weston (The Dyadics). Arguably, they got even better. So what does that make them now? The best band in the universe? ...
CFRU 93.3FM presents: D’EVE ARCHER (Guelph, ON)

CFRU 93.3FM presents: D’EVE ARCHER (Guelph, ON)

Elora Brewing Company, 11:30 p.m. The Elora Brewing Company is at 107 Geddes St., Elora Doors 11 p.m. After Party tickets available here 19+ only Your after party ticket lets you hop around between all four venues downtown D’eve Archer was born into a musical family, where both of her parents not only had experience with playing the piano and singing back in Jamaica, but also directed her focus toward importance of having music in her everyday life.  While growing up in Woodstock ON., at the age of 6 she began to discover the joys of playing the piano and trained through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Although classically trained, D’eve was drawn to the sounds of Jazz, R&B, Soul and Hip Hop.  By the age of 12, her first song was composed, which has now turned into a library of over 100 completed songs, along with a vast amount of lyrical compositions.  In order to advance her in compositional techniques, and musicianship, D Eve also picked up the bass, trumpet, and drums, which propelled her into some of the most important stages of her musical career up to that period. In 2014, D’eve completed her EP creating new sounds that are more edgy, raw, and filled with soul.  The darker tones and her ominous lyrical content are supported by heavy rock-filled guitar, bass and banjo progressions played by Mr. Adrian Raso, the ‘Don’ of gypsy jazz guitar.  The complex production of this EP lies in the hands of world renowned ‘Tone Guru’ and producer Mr. Nick Blagona, best known for his work with The Beegeez and various artists such as Dizzie Gillespie, Tom...
LIMESTONE CHORUS (St. Catharines/Toronto, ON)

LIMESTONE CHORUS (St. Catharines/Toronto, ON)

Elora Legion, 12:15 a.m. with DeBoer and Joël The Legion is at 110 Metcalfe St., Elora Doors 11 p.m. After Party tickets available here 19+ only Please remove your hats Your after party ticket lets you hop around between all four venues downtown Limestone Chorus is a new indie folk/soul group sharing soil between St. Catharines & Toronto. Limestone Chorus writes songs with roots in folk, soul and an emphasis on socially relevant words and catchy pop hooks. On top, weaving all of their songs with intricate three part harmonies the group started performing throughout Niagara as an acoustic trio in 2013. Growing into a full band; Jordan Nicolaides on Guitar, Wilson Hadfield on Guitar, Ben Goerzen on Cello and adding Eric Rudling on the Drumkit, Limestone Chorus took their act on the road across Ontario opening up for many well known acts including; Wilderness of Manitoba, Grey Lands and The Dinner Belles. Through the band members’ unique musical influences, they have created a distinctive, dynamic sound with big hooks. On September 30 2014, Limestone Chorus released their first EP ‘Outside Voices’ under their old name Shore Thing. Recorded at Wow Recording Studio in St. Catharines, the group worked hard to capture the excitement of a live performance as well as using the studio space to push the songs to new places, further cementing their unique sound. The EP has had a strong reception from fans and has helped the group expand into new areas. Limestone Chorus has toured across Canada, with the goal of playing as many shows as possible over 2015 to build a solid fanbase they have begun to have their name repeated by venue’s, promoter’s and more. In conjunction with this Limestone Chorus has finished recording their debut album...
ADRIAN JONES (Elora, ON)

ADRIAN JONES (Elora, ON)

Wreckless Eric, 11:30 p.m. Wreckless Eric is at 90 Metcalfe St., Elora Doors 11 p.m. After Party tickets available here 19+ only Your after party ticket lets you hop around between all four venues downtown Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sideman, teacher and performer. Adrian has released 3 albums and a live DVD with global rock jam band snack! (who are Riverfest alum), taught 1200 students at his two music schools and performed alongside a diverse collection of musicians including members of Broken Social Scene, Rheostatics, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Buck 65 and many more. His music is just as diverse, blending world beat elements and a classical sensitivity to his songs....
DEBOER & JOËL (Toronto, ON/Elora, ON)

DEBOER & JOËL (Toronto, ON/Elora, ON)

Elora Legion, 11:15 p.m. with Limestone Chorus The Legion is at 110 Metcalfe St., Elora Doors 11 p.m. After Party tickets available here 19+ only Please remove your hats Your after party ticket lets you hop around between all four venues downtown Ontario natives DeBoer and Joël are two separate musicians in their own right, but have come together for this event to bring a truly contemporary sound. DeBoer has found a way to combine his early roots in rock with his new found love of electronic music to craft a completely unique sound. Joël on the other hand is an artist who brings a new style into the world of R&B, with his mature writing paired with his powerful vocals to deliver impeccable productions. Together these two bridge the gap between analog and digital for this collaborative...